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Award in Information and Communication Technology Law

Detailed Information

Starting Date:25 April 2022
Time:17:30 till 20:30hrs
Lectures Days:Mondays
Duration:7 Sessions
Contact hours:20
MQF Level5
Venue:21 Business Centre, Naxxar OR Online
Trainer:Dr Jake Camilleri
Dr Alexia Valenzia
Dr Sharon Xuereb
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This study programme shall provide a comprehensive outline of local and European information technology and data protection law. The two fields of law are significantly intertwined in this day and age where most data collection occurs electronically and therefore a sound understanding of basic information technology law will aid participants in further understanding the important of data privacy and protection, especially in terms of the introduction of the GDPR, which has taken the EU (and arguably, the world) by storm in a craze to get in line with new rules on personal data privacy.

Participants will study the continuing and developing need to regulate the use of IT, particularly in light of cybercrime and cybersecurity. The unit will also address various issues relating to rights and freedoms of IT use and why the regulation thereof is often necessary, and what safeguards exist to ensure that the law poses no impediment to the development of such technology, particularly in light of the increased incidence of electronic commerce in today’s day and age. This unit shall also consist of a practical study of the right to privacy, and shall allow participants to examine local data protection legislation vis-a-vis the GDPR, in contrast with previous legislation on the same subject. A concise overview of the most salient sections of the present rules will provide participants with the most common pitfalls which are still being faced. The implications of the GDPR on countries outside the European Union will also be analysed.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in the Maltese Constitution, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students and supporting staff in law firms or legal offices.

Mode Of Assessment

There will be two assignments and students will have a choice – they will be able to choose 2 assignments out of 4.

Entry Requirements

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better


Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
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€332.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs
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€356.25 will be refunded through the Training Pays Scheme
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